Evidence Exchange of LGBT Statistics

Welcome to LGBT Foundation’s Evidence Exchange, an evidence base of statistics about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) needs and experiences.

Topics range from healthcare to homophobia and schools to safer sex. The evidence base is continuously updated to include new research, and all records include as much information about the statistic as possible.

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Of those LGBT organisations who reported contact with homeless LGBT young people, the three most common causes of homelessness were parental rejection, familial physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and familial aggression and violence.

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Discrimination: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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The majority of respondents identified sexual/gender identity as being instrumental to their exposure to these risks for homelessness (parental rejection, familial physical, sexual and emotional abuse and familial aggression and violence), with reports of higher rates of mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse, and sexual exploitation/risky sexual behaviour.

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Discrimination: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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The most common causes for homelessness amongst LGBT young people reported by housing providers were parental rejection, familial physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and familial aggression and violence.

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Discrimination: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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77% of young people believed their sexual/gender identity was a causal factor in rejection from home.

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Discrimination: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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84% of LGBT organisations stated experience of service users disclosing homelessness, risk of homelessness, or living in a hostile environment.

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Population Characteristics: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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Homelessness can cost the state on average £24-30,000 a year, per person.

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Population Characteristics: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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LGBT homeless youth are highly likely (69%) to have experienced familial rejection, abuse and violence.

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Discrimination: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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LGBT young people are more likely to find themselves homeless than their non LGBT peers, comprising up to 24% of the youth homeless population.

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Population Characteristics: Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness, Homelessness

Year: 2015

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Over one third of people feel that their employer should inform them if one of their colleagues is HIV positive.

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Sexual Health: Employment, Employment, Employment, Employment, Employment

Year: 0

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85% of the public agree that all young people should be taught about HIV at secondary school to ensure they have a good understanding of the condition by the time they leave (unchanged since 2010).

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Sexual Health: Education, Education, Education, Education, Education

Year: 2014

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Well over two thirds of people agree that if a family member told them they were HIV positive it would not damage their relationship.

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Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

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Over two thirds of the public agree they would be comfortable with a colleague living with HIV.

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Sexual Health: Employment, Employment, Employment, Employment, Employment

Year: 2014

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51% disagree with the statement ‘I don’t have much sympathy for people with HIV if they were infected through unprotected sex’ (compared with 44% in 2010).

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Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

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Most people agree that if they found out their neighbour was HIV positive, it wouldn't affect their realtionship.

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Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

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There is growing support for the idea that people with HIV deserve the same level of respect and support as people with cancer.

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Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

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Over a third of people surveyed incorrectly think that there are no effective ways to prevent a pregnant woman from passing HIV to her baby during pregnancy and childbirth.

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Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

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69% correctly think the statement ‘in the UK, if someone becomes infected with HIV they will probably die within three years’ is false.

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Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

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Just a fifth of the public know the statement ‘the risk of someone who is taking effective HIV treatment passing on HIV through sex is extremely low’ to be true.

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Sexual Health: Other, Other, Other, Other, Other

Year: 2014

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Rectal chlamydial infection is common amongst men who have sex with men (MSM), a study found that it was detected in 7.2% in MSM.

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Sexual Health: STIs

Year: 2004

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A survey conducted in Scotland of gay and bisexual men found;14.4% were always and 63.4% were sometimes drunk during unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) and 22.2% always/sometimes used stimulants or other recreational/illicit drugs. Men who reported always being drunk during UAI were more likely to report UAI with 2+ partners, casual partners, and partners of unknown/discordant HIV status, than men who were not.

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Substance Misuse: Drugs
Sexual Health: Condom Use

Year: 0

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